Kraken vs. Lightning Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 1/16/23

Tampa Bay Lightning (27-13-1) vs. Seattle Kraken (26-12-4)
January 16, 2023 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Seattle Kraken +108 / Tampa Bay Lightning -130; Over/Under: +8.5
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The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Seattle Kraken meet in NHL action from Climate Pledge Arena on Monday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


The Tampa Bay Lightning are road favorites priced at -130 for this game while the Kraken are +108 home underdogs. The over/under is set at 6.5 goals.


Nick Perbix is the latest name on Tampa Bay’s injury list as he’s questionable for this game with an undisclosed injury while Jaden Schwartz is questionable for Seattle with an undisclosed injury.

Matchup history

Tampa Bay has owned the brief history between these two teams, winning all three meetings including a 6-2 decision back on December 13th, 2022.


Tampa Bay is 39-12 in their last 51 games against the Pacific division and 20-7 in their last 27 games overall while the under is 1-0-3 in their last 4 road games. Seattle is 18-4 in their last 22 games following a win and 6-0 in their last 6 games against the Eastern Conference while the over is 8-2-2 in their last 12 Monday games.


I get the case to be made for the Kraken as a home dog here, but as hot as they might be, the Kraken are a home underdog for a reason. The Lightning are the more proven team and Seattle hasn’t earned that respect that the Lightning have garnered as one of the NHL’s best. The Kraken have also done most of their work on this win streak on the road where they’ve played their best this season and I think this is the spot where the streak ends. Give me the Lightning here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Tampa Bay -130

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